Latest Floods News

Missouri requests 2nd federal disaster declaration

Jun. 24, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe is requesting another federal disaster declaration to help after flooding, tornadoes and severe storms hit the state. Kehoe sent the request Monday on behalf of Gov. Mike Parson, who is on vacation. The state is asking the federal government for...

Rain prompts rescues, evacuations in southwest Missouri

Jun. 24, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — Heavy rain and flash flooding inundated parts of southwest Missouri during the weekend, prompting water rescues and evacuations. Battalion Chief Roy Haskett in Neosho said first responders rescued 31 people after 4 to 6 inches of rain fell in the Newton County town Sunday. Some rescues...

Heavy rains cause flash flooding in Des Moines area

Jun. 23, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the Des Moines area Saturday night, and the forecast calls for more rain Sunday. The National Weather Service says 2.5 inches of rain fell at the Des Moines airport, but more than 4 inches of rain fell on parts of the Des Moines area Saturday...

Ellicott City store closes after being flooded twice

Jun. 23, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland business owner is closing her craft shop that flooded twice in two years after raging floodwaters engulfed a historic mill town's main street. The Washington Post reports that Sally Tennant is closing her eclectic Ellicott City store, called "Discoveries," where she has...

Oklahoma woman drowns after driving into flooded crossing

Jun. 23, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 64-year-old woman has apparently drowned after driving into a flooded creek in eastern Oklahoma. Troopers say Vickie Darnell was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning after she drove her vehicle into a flooded crossing across Sugar Loaf Creek...

Kansas parks tabulating economic losses from floods

Jun. 23, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — This spring's heavy rain and flooding will cause significant economic losses at many of the state's 28 parks, both from damage and from closures and refunds to disappointed campers, state parks officials said. Brad Loveless, secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and...

Heavy rains lead to flooded roads in Switzerland

Jun. 22, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss media say four people have been injured after heavy rains in western Switzerland saw rivers burst their banks and roads to become flooded. Online news site 20Minuten reported the injuries Saturday, but did not give further details. Local police could not immediately be reached for...

Eastern Nebraska highway damaged by flooding set to reopen

Jun. 22, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) — A state highway in eastern Nebraska that's been closed since devastating floods in March is set to fully reopen next week. The Nebraska Department of Transportation says construction and repair work on Highway 15 and a Platte River overflow bridge south of Schuyler will be complete...

Repairs from 2015 flood continue at Death Valley mansion

Jun. 21, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imagine driving through the desert, passing endless mountains, sagebrush, cactuses and Joshua trees. Out of nowhere, you spot something huge, opulent, clearly man-made. We're talking about Scotty's Castle. Originally known as Death Valley Ranch, the property is a 1920s-era mansion located...

Flood advisory canceled along Sierra; still effect elsewhere

Jun. 21, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service has canceled a weeklong flood advisory along the California-Nevada line due to cooling temperatures that have eased the rapid snowmelt in the Sierra. A flood advisory remains in effect until 8:30 a.m. Sunday in western Nevada for the Walker River in northwest...